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A Feast of Funny Friendship Stories!

Join the Ottawa Public Library as it partners with Ottawa StoryTellers for its 29th annual Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival!

At 11:15am, we invite children to engage with their eyes, ears, bodies, and hearts with our various songs, musical instruments, rhymes and stories. Rhymes invite young listeners to explore finger-play movements. The kalimba and steel guitar add rhythm. Children will journey with Hare to discover the importance of friendship. In another story, they will join Quackling on a trip to see the King and meet the friends he makes along the way. Expect giggles, surprise, intrigue, and wonder! Children who like to sit quietly will also enjoy this set.

The event will be held at Ben Franklin Place, at The Chamber (101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa, ON K2G 0B5) alongside stories told for kids of various ages, crafts for the whole family, and life-size board games!

Ages 2 to 5. 

If you can't be there in person, you can livestream the event here:

A little about the storytellers:

Janet LeRoy’s original stories delight audiences of all ages. Janet enjoys telling stories about animals she sees in the forest like moles, bears, and rabbits. She also tells true tales about childhood pets like dogs, cats, turtle, and budgie. Her repertoire includes folktales, children’s stories, legends, riddles, and personal stories. A dynamic storyteller, Janet has performed in festivals, schools, libraries, day camps, community centres, and other venues. She has co-facilitated Children’s Storytelling Workshops for seven years and enjoys helping children discover their storytelling voices. Janet is a member of Storytellers of Canada, Ottawa StoryTellers, and Storytelling Toronto. Her story, A Gift, was published in Today’s Parent Magazine. Audiences say her stories are compelling, captivating, heart-warming, fun, and entertaining.

Walking a winding long path, Brad has been performing around the world for the past 30 years as a dancer, actor, and clown with the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Philippe Decoufle, Cavalia, Film Festival of Cannes and Carbone-14. He has performed in over 37 countries and has gained quite a few stories along the way. He is now on a new adventure as a Storyteller with the Ottawa Storytellers. A big fan of folktales and adventures he is thrilled to share his unique style of telling stories with you